Millions of women swear by Botox to reduce and prevent wrinkles. This tried-and-true injectable treatment continues to gain in popularity year after year because it works. But you may be ready to try a more advanced anti-aging treatment.
One great choice is a thread lift. A thread lift is a cutting-edge option that boasts a long list of benefits. But if you are considering this treatment, can you still get the benefits of Botox or your favorite injectables?
What is a Thread Lift?
If you don’t want to go under the knife to look younger, consider a thread lift. A thread lift utilizes a specially designed suture (or thread). This suture is threaded under the skin and is expertly guided in a precise path to lift sagging skin, open tired-looking eyes, and promote collagen regeneration. It is a quick, inpatient procedure with little downtime and less cost than a surgical facelift.
What a Thread Lift Can Do
A thread lift is best at treating sagging areas of the face, particularly the jowls, cheeks, brows, and jawline. The suture (which is placed in under an hour) immediately lifts the skin. Over time, it also increases the body’s production of collagen, diminishing wrinkles and further improving skin laxity.
Results are more subtle than a surgical facelift, so your transformation will appear more natural-looking. The suture will eventually dissolve, but these benefits can last anywhere from 12-24 months.
Thread lifts are an excellent option for certain signs of aging, particularly in the cheeks, jowls, and brows. However, you can often achieve even better anti-aging results by combining treatments. There are several minimally invasive treatments to choose from, but the most popular option are neuromodulator injections.
How Neuromodulators Work
A neuromodulator is a substance that works by inhibiting the nerves of the treatment area, preventing muscle contractions that cause and exacerbate wrinkles. There are several different neuromodulator brands, including Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau.
These treatments smooth out fine lines and prevent future wrinkles from forming. It is an excellent choice for frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. An experienced injector will help determine which is best for you.
Why Combine Thread Lifts with Neuromodulators
Neuromodulator injections can be an excellent complementary treatment after having a thread lift. The thread lift will focus on one portion of the face, and the results can be significant, but there are other areas and signs of aging that will not be affected.
For a better result, you can get injections for the same problem area you are hoping to affect with your thread lift. Also, neuromodulators can be strategically placed to diminish wrinkles in the areas your thread lift did not reach. As a result, you can address skin issues over a larger area for a more noticeable impact. In addition, neuromodulators have a preventative effect on future wrinkles, a perk that many patients appreciate.
Is it Safe to Get Botox and a Thread Lift?
Typically it is usually absolutely safe to utilize both of these treatment options. Your provider will evaluate your particular case and can often administer Botox injections as soon as a week after a thread lift procedure.
Other Treatment Combos
Neuromodulators aren’t the only treatments that can be used in combination with a thread lift. Depending on your skin concerns, we might recommend skin resurfacing or dermal fillers as other options. The timing and appropriate combination of therapies is something that you can discuss in detail with our experts.
Are you interested in looking years younger with a thread lift, Botox, or any of our treatment offerings? Schedule a consultation today!